Province investing in proposed world-leading clean fuels plant in Merritt

October 14, 2021 at 11:51 am  BC, News, Politics

Michael Hutchison, chief executive officer, Huron Clean Energy –

“Our vision at Huron Clean Energy is to inspire a global shift toward preserving the planet, and we hope to realize this through the deployment of Carbon Engineering’s game-changing technology across Canada. This will be pure Canadian innovation. In co-operation with First Nations partners and Carbon Engineering, we will leverage our collective expertise to deliver facilities that will bring significant emissions reductions and environmental benefits. They will also lead to the development of new Canadian industries and thousands of Canadian jobs.”

Steve Oldham, chief executive officer, Carbon Engineering –

“Carbon Engineering’s climate solutions were developed here at home in Canada, with B.C. providing the ideal location for our company to innovate and grow. I couldn’t think of a more fitting location for the proposed development of our first commercial air to fuels plant. Our Canadian-made solutions have the potential to be key tools in the efforts to achieve the Province’s CleanBC and Canada’s net zero goals, and we’re grateful for the B.C. government’s continued support and commitment to the low-carbon transition.”

Harvey McLeod, Chief, Upper Nicola Band –

“Upper Nicola is excited to partner on this innovative development, and we are honoured to play a role in implementing new technology to lower emissions and tackle climate change. Through the Upper Nicola Holdings Limited Partnership, we have been quietly advancing other clean energy development on our reserve lands and this project aligns perfectly with our community and economic priorities.”

Chris O’Riley, president and CEO, BC Hydro –

“BC Hydro is ready to provide clean power to new and innovative industries that advance the Province’s climate goals set out in CleanBC while also advancing economic development. Our recently announced electrification plan outlines new incentives for clean industry, including hydrogen production, carbon capture and synthetic fuel production.”

Terry Teegee, Regional Chief, British Columbia Assembly of First Nations –

“This is an exciting opportunity to showcase how industry, Crown and First Nations governments can work toward innovation in the clean energy sector. I applaud the Upper Nicola Indian Band membership and leadership for their vision to address global climate change. First Nations have the lands, knowledge and solutions to attract global investment in leading edge, low-carbon technologies.”

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